Madge Dresser was associate professor in history at the University of the West of England until 2016 and is now honorary professor in historical studies at the University of Bristol. She has published and broadcast widely on Atlantic slavery and its legacy in Britain.

The statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, photographed in c. 1895–1900.

Monumental folly – what Colston’s statue says about Victorian Bristol

The statue of the 18th-century slave trader is the result of a 19th-century attempt to sanitise the past

18 Jun 2020